HLG holds groundbreaking for new missions center
|Hannibal – This is an architectural rendering of the new Carroll Mission Center at Hannibal-LaGrange College.|
Hannibal – “We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground."
The words of the hymn were a fitting tribute for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Carroll Missions Center on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange College . Students, faculty, staff, trustees and friends of the college were in attendance for the ceremony on March 3.
“It is our mission at HLG to provide an education that will allow our students to have a worthy life, not merely make a comfortable living," said Dr. Woodrow Burt, President of HLG. “We are dedicated to equipping our students academically to meet the challenges the world holds today, but as someone once said, ‘To educate a man in mind and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.’ We’re busy about the task of educating the mind, body and soul – the whole person."
Burt also went on to thank Kenneth and Rheyma Carroll of Monroe City , whom the center will be named after. The Carrolls have been supporters of HLG for many years, and were eager to help further the missions program at HLG.
The Carroll Missions Center will contain training classrooms, student and administrative offices, a conference room, work room and prayer chapel. It will house all things ministry related, as well as a resource center. Training will also take place for community outreach, including such organizations as GateKeepers, which is an HLG mentoring program for at-risk students in local schools.
“Our goal is for Hannibal-LaGrange College to become the center of recruitment and training for students called to missions," said Burt.
Construction is set to begin in April of 2004, with a planned dedication in October of 2004.
March 18, 2004